Laura Longwell

Laura Longwell is the co-founder of Travel Addicts. She’s on her 9th pair of travel walking shoes and has had motion sickness on 5 continents. When she’s not traveling (or writing about travel), you’ll find her in the garden.

Wine bottles from Becker Vineyards, one of the largest Fredericksburg wineries

8 Wineries in Fredericksburg Not to Miss

Texas may not be the first place you think of for high-quality wine from the US. But you’d be missing out. These seven wineries in the Texas Hill Country offer remarkable scenery and award-winning wines.

Visiting Crete brings pretty seaside towns and beautiful beaches

Is Crete Worth Visiting? 11 Reasons to Go Now

Some Greek islands are known for their beauty—the blue domes of Santorini and the white-washed buildings of Mykonos are the things dream are made of. But we had no immediate associations with Crete. Would visiting Crete be worth it?

Boats and houses along a canal near sunset in Haarlem, Netherlands

14 Things to Do on a Haarlem Day Trip

Haarlem is a dream. It has grand architecture, outdoor cafes, canals, and great museums all without the crowds of some of the larger cities in the Netherlands.

Vodka still at Ironroot Republic, one of the Texas distilleries

9 Great Texas Distilleries to Tour and Taste

Across Texas, craft distillers are trying their hands at everything from bourbon to brandy. Many are also opening their doors to local fans to share their process and products.

Cow under tree at LBJ State Park

It’s a Rancher’s Life at LBJ State Park

In the 1960s, Lyndon B. Johnson spent nearly one-quarter of his presidency at the Texas White House in Stonewall, Texas. Now, the house and the surrounding area have been turned into national and state parks — a combination of a working farm and group of historical sites.

Row of Yellow Cube Houses -- seeing them is one of the unique things to do in Rotterdam Netherlands

48 Hours in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is full of surprises. It’s a modern, vibrant city full of architecture, art, culture, and lots of great food.

Visiting outdoor cafes is one of the fun things to do in Bologna Italy

18 Great Ways to Experience the Best of Bologna

The energetic, historic capital of Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, Bologna is our favorite type of city. It is large enough to have lots of things to see and do but is easy to navigate and lacks the crowds that can flood some of the bigger cities.